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First Friday
09:15 AM - 01:00 PM
Holy Hour with Benediction, Mass celebrated at 12 noon.
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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass with Nursery
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass with Nursery
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children.
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble
Misa en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Espanol
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mass
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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass with Nursery
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass with Nursery
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children.
VIRTUS Protecting God's Children
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
The adult safe-environment offered by the Diocese of Arlington. Meeting in the Parish Center Dining Facility.
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble
Misa en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Espanol
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mass
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Parish Hospitality Committee
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass with Nursery
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass with Nursery
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children.
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble
Baptismal Preparation Class
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
Misa en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Espanol
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass with Nursery
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass with Nursery
Theological Reflection / Working with the Poor
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Join us in the Br. Juniper Room.
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble
Mis en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Espanol
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass with Nursery
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass with Nursery
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble
Misa en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Espanol
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Discovering Christ
ChristLife is a lay Catholic ministry established in 1995 in response to the Church's call to a New Evangelization.

Discovering Christ
ChristLife is a lay Catholic ministry established in 1995 in response to the Church's call to a New Evangelization.

Their vision is to equip Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so that others might come to know personally the love of God through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit, becoming his followers and members of the Church. Discovering Christ will be presented at St. Francis of Assisi beginning in October. Participants in this 7 week series will meet on Friday evenings to enjoy dinner, listen to a dynamic teaching and join in a small group discussion about the meaning of life in Jesus Christ. For more information, please contact Sheila Noble at snoble@stfrncis.org.
 
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program
The St. Francis of Assisi Right of Christian Initiation of Adults team will be hosting our first session on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program
The St. Francis of Assisi Right of Christian Initiation of Adults team will be hosting our first session on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Our Pastor, Fr. Kevin Downey and Lisa Ostendorf, Pastoral Associate will be joining the RCIA team. RCIA is an important ministry in our parish that is responsible for preparing anyone who would like to be baptized and join the church or for those who were baptized as an infant, but then never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation. If you know of someone interested in joining the Catholic faith, please contact Fr. Kevin, so that he may personally invite them to join our RCIA program. We also need sponsors who will accompany the candidates throughout the year. A sponsor must be a Catholic who has received the sacrament of Confirmation. For further information or questions, please contact either Fr. Kevin (frkevin@stfrncis.org) or Lisa Ostendorf (lostendorf@stfrncis.org) or through the parish office at 703.221.4044.
 
St. Francis of Assisi Women's Group
Are you interested in gathering with other women to explore your faith and enjoy fellowship?

St. Francis of Assisi Women's Group
Are you interested in gathering with other women to explore your faith and enjoy fellowship?

If so, we invite you to join our Women's Group for our Thursday morning book study, "Walking with Purpose: Seven Priorities that Make Life Work". We will meet two Thursday mornings a month from 9:00 - 10:15 am in the Parish Center Dining Facility. Our first meeting is scheduled for September 11th. Childcare is provided on a first-come space-available basis and you must pre-register via email by September 4th to reserve a spot. Infants are welcome! More information can be found in the vestibule of the church or visit www.stfrncis.org, Our Ministries>Faith Formation>Women's Group. If you have questions, please contact Mary McCarthy at 202.445.4007 or womensgroup.saintfrancis@gmail.com.
 
St. Francis Inn Mission
Save the date for our mission work at St. Francis Inn, located in Philadelphia, September 15th - 19th.

St. Francis Inn Mission
Save the date for our mission work at St. Francis Inn, located in Philadelphia, September 15th - 19th.

We are currently forming our mission team to work along side our sisters and brothers at St. Francis Inn. At the Inn, we will live amongst the Friars, religious, lay ministers and Franciscan volunteers as we serve the poor, the homeless and the marginalized of the Kensington neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia. Please consider joining us as we respond to our call of discipleship standing in solidarity with those who have least in life. For more information, please contact John Habel, at jhabel@stfrncis.org or 540.903.1624.
 
Catechists Needed for Religious Education Program
Please consider volunteering in this faith formation endeavor.

Catechists Needed for Religious Education Program
Please consider volunteering in this faith formation endeavor.

We are in need of catechists for the Religious Education program this Fall. Training is provided; no experience is necessary, only a love of God and children is a must! Please contact Marianne Hayes for further information at 703.221.4978 or recoor@stfrncis.org.
 
Risk Jesus 2014
This is a unique opportunity to renew and deepen your faith at an exciting event close to home.

Risk Jesus 2014
This is a unique opportunity to renew and deepen your faith at an exciting event close to home.

Join Bishop Paul S. Loverde and fellow Catholics on Saturday, September 27th from 9:00 - 4:00 pm at the Hylton Memorial Chapel (14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA), for a day of witness, testimonials and music at this diocesan evangelization conference and accept the challenge to invite a friend! Tickets are only $10 per person, including lunch, if purchased through St. Francis of Assisi parish before September 10th. Please provide your contact information and dietary restrictions to John Habel at jhabel@stfrncis.org to register.
 
Good News People
Are you looking for a way to learn about your faith and act on this close to your own home, here in our community?

Good News People
Are you looking for a way to learn about your faith and act on this close to your own home, here in our community?

Good News People is a dynamic program that awakens the call to discipleship by familiarizing individuals with Scripture and social justice issues. In the past our parish has embraced this program with much success. Small faith groups engage in two seven week sessions in private homes. We are in the process of forming new groups, which will begin meeting in mid-September. Enrollment cards can be found in the vestibule and dropped in the "catch-all box". For more information about joining a group in your community, please contact Jan Floom at 703.878.9243 or Margie Petrizza at 540.408.2408.
 
Mommy & Me at St. Francis House
Mommy & Me at St. Francis House
Mommy & Me at St. Francis House The Mommy & Me Program at St. Francis House is looking for volunteers for the Tuesday and Thursday classes. If you love being around kids and can spare 2 hours a week, this would be a perfect opportunity to help children in need to get ready for Kindergarten. For more information, please contact Francia at 703.221.6344.
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class Our next class will be held on Sunday, September 14th from 1:15 - 2:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. Please call the parish office to register at 703.221.4044.
First Friday
First Friday
First Friday The celebration of Holy Hour with Benediction will take place on Friday, September 5th, immediately following the 8:45 am Mass. Mass will also be celebrated at 12:00 noon.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry Jesus said, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." This is one of the teachings that are used in Stephen Ministry... Let a Stephen Minister help with your burden. Please call Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312 for more information.
Adult Scripture Study
Adult Scripture Study
Adult Scripture Study Uncover the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience during the Mass. "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" is a 5 session adult Bible Study program meeting here in our parish on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, beginning September 17th, in the St. Catherine Room. Please contact Brian Bobick to register at brianbobick@verizon.net or 202.486.7293.
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer Please join us for Centering Prayer each Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the church. All are welcome.
Church Picnic
Church Picnic
Church Picnic We will celebrate Labor Day here in the parish with a BBQ at Prince William Forest Park on Monday, September 1st from 11:00am - 3:00pm. We will join for a Prayer Service at 12:00 noon. The location will be Cabin Camp 5 off of Joplin Road. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule and we ask each family bring either fruit, vegetables or salads for at least 10 people. The BBQ items (hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls/buns and condiments) will be supplied as well as the refreshments. The picnic will be held rain or shine. If it must be cancelled due to extreme conditions, the cancellation will be posted on the parish website. This will be a great time to come together in fellowship and fun. Also, please bring games to enhance the fun! Hope to see you there!
Annual Francis Fest
Annual Francis Fest
Annual Francis Fest Our Annual Francis Fest is scheduled for Sunday, October 5th from 1:00-5:00 pm on the parish grounds. Great food, activities for all ages, entertainment and camaraderie guaranteed! Seeking your unwanted treasures and extra wine for the tag sale and wine wheel. These two events are very popular and help to offset the cost of the festival. Many volunteers are needed to serve as set-up and clean-up crews, as well as assist in the various activities during the festival. For further information or to volunteer, please call Maureen Deutermann at 703.203.2752.
55 & Over Craft Show
55 & Over Craft Show
55 & Over Craft Show Are you 55 or over? Do you do needlepoint, quilting, photography, stamping, painting, sculpting, sewing, stained glass, woodworking, or any other craft you would like to show off to the parish? As part of our Annual Francis Fest on October 5th, we will again be having a 55 and Over Craft Show where you can present your crafts and sell them if you wish. We will provide the space, and ask only if you do choose to sell your craft, that you donate a portion of the profits back to the parish. Each year the show has been more and more successful, and we would like to include even more crafters this year. Please call or email Jeanne Mitcho with questions, or to request space at 703.670.8039 or rmitcho@comcast.net. Table space is limited so don't delay!
Travel Opportunity
Travel Opportunity
Travel Opportunity Join parishioners for 12 days of exploring the Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy, including Sorrento, Pompeii and Sicily. Planning is now underway for an April 2015 trip. Detailed brochures are available in the vestibule. Please contact Anne Tunney at 703.221.4044, ext.229 or annet@stfrncis.org. A special travel presentation on this trip will be held on September 10th at 7:00 pm in the St. Catherine Room.

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